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Old-way play helps Tigers chase down ECU’s Pirates

Seeking to get back on track after a road loss to Tulane on New Year’s Day, the University of Memphis found its way in the second half against the East Carolina Pirates at FedExForum on Saturday. Trailing the hot-shooting Pirates by eight (33-25) at the...

Grizz ride ‘main squeeze,’ ‘man in the paint’ and bench play past Sacramento

Take what Ja Morant said about Memphis center Steve Adams, and what Adams said about the Grizzlies’ All-Star guard, add the statement the team’s bench play made and you have the essence of how the Grizzlies beat the Sacramento Kings 118-108 at FedExForum on...

Grizzlies show stepped-up defensive consistency in year-ending win over Pelicans

On the wrong end of four of their last six games, the Grizzlies lacked consistency on defense, according to head coach Taylor Jenkins. He saw an improvement as Memphis beat Toronto on Thursday and another sign New Year’s Eve night as the Grizzlies pulled...

Tigers flash ‘championship intensity’ to get past South Florida’s Bulls

When it came time to run down the Bulls of South Florida, the pivot point was defense as the University of Memphis began American Athletic Conference play with a 93-86 win that tested whether the Tigers had a championship-intensity gear. With 7:10 left in the...

Up-down season ends with the Tigers standing tall

DALLAS -- The University of Memphis Tigers football team entered the season with high hopes of building on a floor-level expectation – keeping intact the program’s streak of playing in bowl games. They nailed the floor goal (now nine straight) and added on with...

Grizzlies did not handle their business on Christmas night

San Francisco – Upstaged and outplayed in their NBA at Christmas debut, the Memphis Grizzlies walked away from a sound beating by the Golden State Warriors pondering things they’ve “got to” and “have to” do. Playing their second game this season with their full complement...

Fired-up Grizzlies burn the Suns on the road

PHOENIX – With the Grizzlies saddled with slow starts in their previous two games, Memphis’ pacesetter – soaring star Ja Morant – spoke up. “The last two games we didn’t have our fire. I voiced it to the team,” Morant said after the Grizzlies shut...

With Memphis and Alabama State ties noted, Tigers savor ‘a good win’

The Hornets of Alabama State definitely have a Memphis flavor. Their head coach, Tony Madlock, is a former college teammate of University of Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway and four of their players are from the Bluff City area. Madlock also was on Hardaway’s...

It’s ‘official’ – Whitehaven’s Rodney Saulsberry is ‘More Than A Coach’

Whitehaven High School head football coach Rodney Saulsberry now is “More Than A Coach” – officially He is the inaugural winner of an award, created by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., bearing that motto.  Some people get a coaching job just for the extra money; others...

Grit-work earns Tigers another SEC win as Texas A&M goes down

In an effort that brought to mind manual labor on a broad scale, Memphis manufactured an 83-79 win over another SEC foe – this time Texas A&M – at the FedExForum on Saturday night. “A very gritty win for the team,” said U of M...